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Mrs. Soule from Portland OR is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating an Engaging Learning Environment

My students need a sensory table with items included that will help them to explore different curricula. These items include hands on literacy and math manipulatives.

  • $723 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are joyful and come to the classroom full of energy. In order to make the most of their time and channel this energy, it is important to have a variety of multi-sensory materials to engage all learners. Things like kinetic sand with letter and number molds make learning fun!

My students are mostly immigrants from Russia, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Mexico and Somalia.

Often my classroom is their first school experience. Over 95% of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch meaning that they come from households that live in poverty. I have 25 Kindergarteners, with 10 different languages represented.

My Project

Students will have an area in the classroom dedicated to sensory. There will be a sensory table, and depending on our unit of study, there will be materials in the sensory table related to the unit, such as dinosaur bones with letters on them. It may be matching capital letter rocks with lowercase letter rocks, or finding numbers by digging in sand. They will use fishing poles to "fish" for sight words. Students will increase literacy and math skills, and also work on using their little fingers to enhance their writing skills. Students will have fidget toys like squishy balls to keep their busy hands moving and work on fine motor skills. I also asked for a laminator, so I will be able to laminate things such as paper letters and numbers and math boardgames so they will last from year to year for student use.

These materials will make a significant difference for the students in my classroom.

They will be provided with fun, engaging materials that help them learn early literacy skills such as letters, math skills like number recognition and number order, and helping with pencil grip and finger and hand strength.

Mrs. Soule
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SW418 - 2-Way Sensory Play Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $26.57 3 $79.71
NEW! Scotch Thermal Laminator, Fast Warm-up In Under 4 Minutes, Quick Laminating Speed (TL901C-T) • Amazon Business $36.72 1 $36.72
Uppercase Alphabet Pebbles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Number Pebbles - Set of 22 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
EE809 - Magnetic Fishing Poles - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
Kinetic Sandtm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
SW419 - Tops for 2-Way Sensory Play Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Shape it! Sand 5 lb. - White • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Shape it! Sand 5 lb. - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
TT507 - Fishing for Sight-Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Hand Pointers Set of 3 • Amazon Business $9.57 2 $19.14
Mini Sand Bucket Set (12 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Dinosaur Bones Discovery Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
3 Assorted Fidget Toys - Tangle Jr. and Toysmith • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wonderfoam(r) Letters & Numbers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Uppercase Sand Molds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Ogo Sport OgoSoft Balls 2.5" - Set of 4 • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Number Sand Molds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Learning Resources Magnetic Whiteboard Storage Pocket • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Fiskars Trimmer Cutting Replacement Blades, Style G (195960-100) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12

Materials cost

$562.06

Vendor shipping charges

$13.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$614.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.43

Total project goal

$722.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$722.86

1 Donor

-$722.86

Donations toward project cost

-$614.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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